There are big plans for the historic Randall School in Washington, D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront neighborhood, and those plans have slightly altered. In July 2017, it was reported that the developers hoped to create 485 residential units, a museum, café or restaurant, and possibly office and educational spaces. In September of that year, the developers took a step back and decided to remove plans for a museum and restaurant in favor of a larger courtyard. UrbanTurf now reports that plans have changed once again, and the approximately 32,000-square-foot museum and restaurant are now back on the drawing boards along with the possibility of a coworking space.
Additional plans by developers Lowe Enterprises and Telesis Corporation include more 18,000 square feet of commercial space and a 110-foot-tall, 489-unit apartment building with a two-level, below-grade parking garage with 301 spaces. Plans also call for 3,000 square feet of solar panels to be installed.
UrbanTurf further reports that the residential units will break down like so: “141 studios (30 affordable), 246 one-bedrooms (49 affordable), 73 two-bedrooms (17 affordable), and 19 bi-level garden apartments that are either two-bedrooms with dens or three-bedrooms (three affordable).”
Beyer Blinder Belle is the architect for the project. The Randall School is located at 65 I Street SW.